direct (something) to (someone or something)

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direct (something) to (someone or something)

1. To designate something for someone. You need to direct that budget report to Mary in Finance.
2. To aim something at or address something to someone or something. In this usage, "toward" is often used instead of "to." Although I directed the paper airplane to my friends across the room, it didn't reach them. Please direct all questions to our Customer Service department.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

direct something to someone

to address, designate, or send something to someone. Shall I direct the inquiries to you? Please direct all the mail to the secretary when it is delivered.
See also: direct, to

direct something to(ward) someone or something

to send, throw, push, or aim something at someone or something. Tom directed the ball toward Harry. Should I direct this inquiry to Alice?
See also: direct, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In his opinion, Father Bernard Haring, a very controversial moral theologian who has contradicted both Paul VI and John Paul II on this issue, is "that giant moralist of this century." Schmidt quotes his judgment on Humanae vitae: "Almost all real splendor is lost when it becomes evident that the whole document is directed toward one goal--to endorse total assent and submission to all utterances of the pope, and above all on one crucial point: that the use of any artificial means for regulating birth is intrinsically evil and sinful, without exception." Schmidt also cites the judgment of a "wise" Dutch bishop, Willem Beckers, who said in 1963 that "the Church does not have answers" on these complicated issues.
And advocacy, whether directed toward one's own life or toward public policy initiatives, affects our entire community.